Wicked Pictures Receives 75 Nominations for 2015 XBIZ Awards

Nov 18, 2014 2:45 PM PST

LOS ANGELES — Wicked Pictures and the lines it distributes have received 75 2015 XBIZ Awards nominations. This impressive tally was achieved through the high-caliber work of the company’s contract directors and talent, the distribution of equally impressive movies by other studios, and successful ventures into emerging markets.

Veteran contract director Brad Armstrong’s relationship drama "Aftermath" led the way for the company’s in-house productions with 13 major nominations. The fine performances, taut direction and strong production values were recognized with nominations for Feature Movie of the Year, Director of the Year – Feature Release, Best Actress (jessica drake), Best Actor (Tyler Nixon), Best Supporting Actress (Brandi Love), Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Driller), Best Marketing Campaign, Best Scene-Feature (jessica drake and Tyler Nixon), Best Editing, Screenplay of the Year, Best Music, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.

Armstrong's second epic for the year, "Holly...Would," earned an additional four nods in such top categories as Feature Movie of the Year, Screenplay of the Year, Best Actress (Asa Akira) and Best Actor (Xander Corvus). On top of that, Armstrong's sexy comedy "Cabana Cougar Club" earned a Couples-Themed Release of the Year nomination, along with another Best Actor nod for Tyler Nixon. The veteran blockbuster creator was also nominated for Director of the Year – Body of Work.
 
“It's always great being recognized by XBIZ and its reviewers, but honoring myself, cast members and crew with over 20 is amazing,” Armstrong said. “I'm particularly proud they nominated both 'Aftermath' and 'Holly...Would' with Best Feature nods, and jessica and Asa for Best Actress in their respective roles. And of course I'm sort of feeling like a proud papa for the two Best Actor nominations for Tyler Nixon. It should be a great night at the XBIZ Awards!”

Parody specialist Axel Braun received a wealth of attention that spoke to the diversity of his work in the genre during the last 12 months. His maiden release in the Wicked Fairy Tales line, "Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody," received 11 nominations, namely two for Best Actress (jessica drake, Riley Steele), Best Actor (Barrett Blade), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Director of the Year –Parody, Best Editing, Best Marketing Campaign, Parody Release of the Year- Drama, and two for Best Scene-Parody (Riley Steele & Ryan Driller, and Alec Knight, Ash Hollywood & Katie St. Ives). In other highlights, "Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" earned Best Actress (Samantha Saint), Parody Release of the Year - Drama, Best Scene-Parody (Samantha Saint & Seth Gamble) and Director of the Year nominations. Braun's hit spoof "24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" earned a Best Actor nomination for Kurt Lockwood in the role made famous by Kiefer Sutherland and a Best Actress nod for Ash Hollywood as his daughter Kim, played by Elisha Cuthbert in the original TV show.

“It's always exciting to be recognized for your work, but even more so when you're part of such an incredibly talented group of people,” Braun said. “My first year with Wicked Pictures has been absolutely fantastic, and I'm looking forward to many more to come.”
 
Another high-profile release in the Wicked Fairy Tales series, "Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody" earned veteran contract star Stormy Daniels a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her portrayal of Maleficent, as well as Best Actor (Michael Vegas) and Best Scene-Parody (Anikka Albrite & Michael Vegas) noms.

Writer-director-producer-host jessica drake’s acclaimed sexual wellness series "jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex" was honored with a Specialty Release of the Year nominations for her innovative "Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size." In addition to her Best Actress nods for "Aftermath" and "Snow White XXX," Drake's enduring popularity was further recognized with a Crossover Star of the Year nomination.

"I'm so honored to have been recognized by XBIZ this year! I got two acting noms from two of my favorite—and very different movies—'Aftermath' and 'Snow White XXX,'" Drake said. “I was also nominated for a sex scene in 'Aftermath' with Tyler Nixon, along with Crossover Star. But the icing on the cake was seeing my instructional 'Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size' nominated for Best Educational release. I'm truly grateful to XBIZ for the noms, and Wicked for their support and encouragement!"

The newest member of the Wicked Family, Asa Akira, earned both Female Performer of the Year and Crossover Star of the Year nominations in addition her Best Actress honors for "Holly...Would."

"I'm so happy about the nominations! This was my first full year with Wicked Pictures, and I'm glad to see the XBIZ team enjoyed it as much as I did," Akira said. "I'm especially excited for my Best Actress nomination, because it's one I don't think people would expect!"
 
Other lines distributed by the company, including Marc Dorcel and JoyBear Pictures, all received major nominations. In addition to the European Studio of the Year honors received by both studios, Dorcel and JoyBear were responsible for creating every single movie nominated in the European Feature Release of the Year category. Dorcel's commitment to innovation and excellence was also recognized with a Progressive Studio of the Year nomination.
 
Wicked Sensual Care, acclaimed creators of luxurious, cruelty-free and PETA-certified lubricants and enhancers, received a Sex Lubricant Company of the Year nomination.
 
For his part, Wicked Pictures President and owner, Steve Orenstein, couldn’t be more pleased with the many nominations earned by his company’s elite team.

“We’d like to thank XBIZ for their recognition of our dedication to creating quality product. On the directing side of the nominations, Brad Armstrong has been instrumental to our success for 20 years and continues to grow as a writer and director," Orenstein said. "I’m also pleased to see Axel Braun, while in his first year with Wicked, continuing his domination of the parody categories and jessica drake continuing to earn nominations for her 'Guide to Wicked Sex' line. On the talent side, I’m very grateful to see our long time contract superstars Stormy Daniels and jessica drake, as well as brand new contract exclusive Asa Akira, continue to shine.”

Wicked's 2015 XBIZ Awards noms are:

Feature Movie of the Year
Aftermath
Holly...Would

Parody Release of the Year - Drama
Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
 
Couples-Themed Release of the Year
Cabana Cougar Club

Director of the Year - Body of Work
Brad Armstrong
Axel Braun

Director of the Year - Feature Release
Brad Armstrong, Aftermath

Director of the Year - Parody
Axel Braun, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Axel Braun, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Female Performer of the Year
Asa Akira

Crossover Star of the Year
Asa Akira
jessica drake

Best Actress - Feature Movie
Asa Akira, Holly...Would
jessica drake, Aftermath

Best Actor - Feature Movie
Xander Corvus, Holly...Would
Tyler Nixon, Aftermath

Best Actress - Parody Release
jessica drake, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Ash Hollywood, 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Samantha Saint, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Riley Steele, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Best Actor - Parody Release
Barrett Blade, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Xander Corvus, Spider-Man XXX 2: An Axel Braun Parody
Kurt Lockwood, 24 XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Michael Vegas, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Best Actor - Couples-Themed Release
Tyler Nixon, Cabana Cougar Club

Best Supporting Actress
Stormy Daniels, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Brandi Love, Aftermath

Best Supporting Actor
Ryan Driller, Aftermath

Best Scene - Feature Movie
jessica drake & Tyler Nixon, Aftermath

Best Scene - Parody Release
Anikka Albrite & Michael Vegas, Sleeping Beauty XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Ash Hollywood, Katie St. Ives & Alec Knight, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Samantha Saint & Seth Gamble, Cinderella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody
Riley Steele & Ryan Driller, Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release
Skin Diamond & Nick Manning, White Witch

Best Scene - All-Girl
Ariel Rebel & Cayenne Klein, Russian Institute: Lesson 19: Holidays at My Parents (Marc Dorcel)

Screenplay of the Year
Aftermath, Brad Armstrong
Holly....Would, Brad Armstrong

Best Cinematography
Aftermath, David Lord & Alex Ladd
Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Axel Braun & Alex Ladd

Best Art Direction
Aftermath
Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Best Music
Aftermath (Wicked Pictures)

Best Editing
Aftermath, Scott Allen
Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, Mrs. Braun & Axel Braun

Studio of the Year
Wicked Pictures

Progressive Studio of the Year
Marc Dorcel

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Aftermath
Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody

Specialty Release of the Year
Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size

European Studio of the Year
Marc Dorcel
JoyBear Pictures

European Director of the Year
Herve Bodilis

European Feature Release of the Year
A Novice Lawyer (Marc Dorcel)
A Virgin's First Time (Marc Dorcel)
Anissa Kate The Widow (Marc Dorcel)
Educating Reeves (JoyBear Pictures)
Executive Assistant (Marc Dorcel)
Footballers' Housewives (Marc Dorcel)
Russian Institute: Lesson 19: Holidays at My Parents (Marc Dorcel)
Lola at Your Service (Marc Dorcel)
Lola The Virgin (Marc Dorcel)
Pearl Necklace (JoyBear Pictures)
Prison (Marc Dorcel)
The Ingenuous (Marc Dorcel)
The Night Patrol (Marc Dorcel)
Young Horse Riders (Marc Dorcel)

European Non-Feature Release of the Year
Anissa & Lola at the Nurses' School (Marc Dorcel)
Ballerina by Night, Escort by Day (Marc Dorcel)
Russian Institute: Lesson 19: Holidays at My Parents (Marc Dorcel)
The Education of a Young Maid (Marc Dorcel)

Adult Site of the Year - Studio
Wicked.com
DorcelClub.com

Adult Site of the Year - Erotic
JoyBear Pictures

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